Founder and partner Richard A. Roth is highly regarded by his colleagues, adversaries, judges and peers for his strong litigation experience, aggressive nature and innovative “out of the box” thinking. Earning a long string of successes on both a national and international level, Mr. Roth has represented publicly held corporations and privately held businesses, CEOs, and industry magnates as well as celebrities, athletes, and professional sports organizations. He is regularly featured in all media, from print to television. He is regularly on television commenting on cases of national significance including the trials of John Edwards, Mike Tyson, Martha Stewart, Conrad Murray (the doctor who was convicted for the killing of Michael Jackson), Casey Anthony, Rajat Gupta and Raj Rajatmaran (financial fraud/insider trading trial). He also follows and comments on all celebrities who experience legal troubles, from, among others, Lyndsey Lohan to Prince Harry and several other superstars and celebrities. He is featured on CNBC, FOX News, MSNBC, TruTV, CNN, Al Jazeera, Huff Live, The Blaze. In the print media, Mr. Roth is regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the New York Post, the New York Daily News and several other national and local newspapers and magazines.
Throughout his career, Mr. Roth has been honored with numerous awards for his aggressive, powerful and successful litigation and trial skills. In 2011 through 2013 he was selected as a “SuperLawyer” , won the coveted “Most Versatile Attorney” award in the nation from Lawline and won the “Top Attorneys in the New York Metropolitan Area” award for several years years. He and the Firm have the distinguished honor of being ranked first in the nation in bestattorneysonline.com for ‘Entertainment Litigation” and “Securities Litigation. In October 2012 he was also honored to have been named to the Furthered40, an honor that recognizes the top 40 attorneys, accountants and business professionals among thousands, who dedicate their time, energy, and knowledge to further education among their peers and the public at large. Each of the nominees had a passion for teaching and have been described as “proven innovators in their methods of delivering educational content.” His firm has also been recognized as a “Go To” Top 500 Law Firms in the Nation.
Mr. Roth has litigated several hundred cases in his career, which includes both jury and non-jury trials in state and federal court and appeals. He is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in various other state and federal courts and has arbitrated securities disputes across the country.
He also practices before the various arbitration and mediation tribunals, including the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), the Financial Industry Regultory Authority (“FINRA”), the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (“NASD”) and the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (“NYSE”). He has serves as an arbitrator before FINRA and the NASD. Mr. Roth travels across the country representing various entities and individuals, including public companies, in defending large commercial and securities litigations. His clients have ranged from large broker-dealers, clearing firms, and investment and financial institutions, to start-up ventures, governmental agencies, closely held corporations and individuals.
Mr. Roth is a member of the Litigation and Entertainment Committees of the American Bar Association, a member of the Litigation and Legislation Committees of the New York State Bar Association and the New York County and a member of the Small Firm Committee of the New York City Bar Associations. Mr. Roth has also published articles on various aspects of litigation and has been quoted in magazines, periodicals, trade journals, and daily newspapers. Certain of his results have received regional prominence and have been cited and discussed in legal journals. He has also served as a judge at various law school moot court competitions and high school debate tournaments at Fordham, Princeton, Yale, Harvard, and Columbia Universities.
Mr. Roth received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. and his J.D. degree from Hofstra University School of Law, where he graduated near the top of his class. While at Hofstra Law, Mr. Roth served as Associate Editor of the Hofstra Law Review and published “The Essence of the Agent Orange Litigation: The Government Contract Defense.”
Mr. Roth’s experience includes working for the Office of the United States Attorney General, interning for a Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and working for law firms both large and small. After graduating law school, Mr. Roth began his career at an internationally recognized law firm which, at the time, had over 1,000 attorneys. After that large firm experience, he went to a small, boutique litigation firm that specialized in entertainment litigation and sophisticated commercial/securities litigation. Thereafter, Mr. Roth joined Gordon Hurwitz Butowsky Weitzen Shalov & Wein P.C., a one hundred person law firm whose litigation department concentrated on comprehensive securities, entertainment, and commercial litigation. Upon leaving that firm in 1993, he formed Littman Krooks & Roth P.C., a small full service law firm. As head of the litigation department, Mr. Roth continued his innovative style and proceeded to develop a strong following among the corporate, financial and entertainment communities. He formed The Roth Law Firm in March 2003.